LONDON - Sam Kendricks will soon step on the podium as a gold medalist and hear the only song he knows by heart - "The Star-Spangled Banner.""The anthem is something near and dear," said the Army reservist and pole vault world champion. " ...
Aug 9, 2017
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - An Ethiopian athlete has been banned for two years for attacking his coach after learning he didn't make the team for next month's world championships in London.Ethiopian Athletics Federation spokesman Sileshi Bisrat says 21- ...
Jul 28, 2017
BUDAPEST, Hungary - After years of silver medals, Mireia Belmonte has developed a taste for gold.At the world championships on Thursday (Friday, Manila time), Belmonte added the 200-meter butterfly title to her Olympic crown."What mattered the most was winning, because ...
Jul 28, 2017
SAO PAULO - A Brazilian court has dismissed the criminal case against US swimmer Ryan Lochte, who had been charged with filing a false robbery report during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.The court confirmed in a statement this week that ...
Jul 16, 2017
RIO DE JANEIRO - Almost a year after the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Brazilian organizers are asking for help from the International Olympic Committee to satisfy creditors who are still owed about 130 million reals (US$40 million).Mario Andrada, a spokesman for ...
Jul 6, 2017
THE Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (Patafa) formally cut ties with Olympian Mary Joy Tabal, who it said has been causing disruption and divisiveness within the federation.Patafa president Philip Ella Juico said he has already given up on the 27- ...
Jun 5, 2017
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